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Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

After years of steaming foods on a plate placed on a rack in a pot of simmering water, I finally bought a bamboo steamer. Both methods (the Macgyver version I’ve always used, and the bamboo) yield the same result, so you don’t need fancy equipment […]

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Along with all my new recipes, I am also revising and improving existing recipes for your enjoyment. These are recipes I’ve tweaked over the past few years so I know what works and what doesn’t. Some of these recipes might not have that many tweaks, […]

Guacamole

Guacamole

I decided to post my guacamole recipe right away because there are quite a lot of recipes I use with guacamole. Skirt steak tacos, burrito bowls, beans and rice, shrimp tacos, fish tacos, tacos. Mainly tacos. We eat a lot of tacos in the Soupbelly […]

Mother’s Day recap.

Mother’s Day recap.

“Um….Candy, I need some help,” my husband says. Hearing these words, I realized I would probably end up cooking parts of my Mother’s Day breakfast. To be fair, he made everything aside from the poached eggs. My husband had surprised me with smoked salmon and […]

Chinese stir fried green beans with garlic

Chinese stir fried green beans with garlic

In my opinion, Chinese cooking takes the same amount of care and effort in preparing their vegetable dishes as they do with their meat dishes. Their most simple preparations can make vegetable dishes hold its own against any main entrée. One of my favorite side […]

Review: Heirloom Market BBQ, Atlanta

Review: Heirloom Market BBQ, Atlanta

Anyone who visits Atlanta and asks a native where the best place for BBQ is, would most likely get the answer of Heirloom Market BBQ.

Fried Tofu with Shrimp

Fried Tofu with Shrimp

I had a craving for Korean fried tofu, but I also had a craving for something a little more substantial, like that Chinese fried tofu with shrimp they serve at dim sum. Why not combine them and get the best of both worlds?

Why I had kids.

Why I had kids.

When I typed ‘why I had kids’ in the Google searchbar, I got a list of interesting results: why I wish I never had kids, I wish I aborted my kids, regret having kids, reasons why I don’t want kids, etc. None of them were […]